Aiming for Excellence – Graham Donaldson returns for seventh annual student-teacher conference

One of the leading figures in Welsh education was invited to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to inspire the next generation of teachers.  Education expert and author of the Welsh Government’s ‘Successful Futures’ report, Professor Graham Donaldson, addressed more than 600 future and practising teachers at Yr Athrofa, UWTSD’s Institute of Education. Professor Donaldson…

Register now for free summer conference on equity in schools

A free half-day conference focussing on equity in schools is being held next month at Yr Athrofa’s new waterfront campus. Aimed at educational leaders, regional consortia and professionals with an interest in supporting equity within school contexts, the event will explore key themes related to promoting educational equity. A series of stand-out keynote speakers include…

A rising tide lifts all boats

As the development of Wales’ new national curriculum reaches an important milestone, Elaine Sharpling calls on stakeholders to grasp the opportunity to both raise standards and address the attainment gap…   In eager anticipation, those of us working in education in Wales await the launch of the curriculum later this month. Whatever the documentation looks like –…

A curriculum belonging to the people of Wales

As the development of Wales’ new national curriculum gathers pace, Professor Mererid Hopwood calls on all key stakeholders to remain open minded and ambitious for the opportunities it presents…   As the new term races ahead, the Pioneers’ perseverance must be admired. The fast-approaching submission deadlines demand a shorter night’s sleep to make room for…

Wales Education Commission – Fourth report to the education community

The need to ensure a more consistent approach to professional learning of the education workforce has been highlighted in a new report by a guiding coalition of international experts. In its fourth report to the education community, the Wales Education Commission noted the wide variation in teachers’ development opportunities that exists across Wales. The Commission, which brings together…